San Fernando Valley Young Democrats Make Their Choice in the 25th
The Anthony Portantino for State Senate campaign proudly announced the endorsement of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (SFVYD). The SFVYD join the Stonewall Young Democrats and the Los Angeles County Young Democrats in endorsing Anthony Portantino for State Senate in the 25th SD. The SFVYD was formed over 20 years ago by Secretary of State Alex Padilla and Congressman Tony Cardenas. It continues to be an influential, robust and activist club in San Fernando Valley. Portantino, who is a visiting Fellow at the USC Unruh Institute of Politics, has had a long and positive relationships with YD's throughout Los Angeles County and the SFVYD's. Portantino had received the recommendation of the club's endorsement committee and was voted on without opposition on the SFVYD consent calendar.
"I'm thrilled that young democrats from across the 25th Senate District have embraced our positive campaign. The 2016 election cycle has showcased the passion and power of young voters. Garnering the support of my friends in the SFVYD is an honor that continues to underscore our diverse and broad support," added Portantino.
Portantino is the former Chair of the Assembly's Higher Education Committee and the author of legislation that created the Summer Institute of Emerging Managers and Leaders at the University of California and the Science and Technology Fellowship in the State Capitol. His district, capitol and campaign offices have long been places for young activists to begin their careers and thrive.
Portantino's district support is strong and consistent
Institutional Endorsements: Armenian National Committee Western Region, the California Small Business Association and the Association of Independent Commercial Producers, California Medical Association.
District Democratic Club Endorsements: San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (SFVYD), Avance LA, Bonita Democratic Council, Claremont Democratic Club, Crescenta Canada Democratic Club, Democratic Club of the Pasadena Foothills, Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV), Democrats for Israel (support), East Area Progressive Democrats, Foothill Community Democrats of Monrovia, Glendale Democratic Club, Helen Doherty Democratic Club, Los Angeles County Young Democrats, Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD), Stonewall Democratic Club, Stonewall Young Democrats, West End Democratic Club
Labor Endorsements: CTA, AFSCME California, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, California Faculty Association (CFA), California Federation of Labor, California Professional Firefighters (CPF), UFCW Locals 770 & 1428, UniteHERE, Local 11, CSEA, Association of California State Supervisors (ACSS), Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters, Cal Fire, Local 281, AFT 1521, SEIU California, California Federation of Teachers, FACCC, ILWU Local 13, IBEW Local 18, ATU Local 1277, Professional Engineers in California Government, the Sheet Metal Workers Local 105, CWA Southern California, LIUNA Local 777, UA Local 78, UA Local 250, the Teamsters Joint Council 42, AFT Local 1521 A College Staff Guild, CAPT ~ the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians, Pasadena Firefighters, Local 809
Law Enforcement Endorsements: Glendale Police Officers Association, the Association for Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS), the California Association of Highway Patrol, Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), the California Police Chiefs Association, the Los Angeles County Police Chiefs Associations, the Los Angeles County Professional Peace Officers Association, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement (SCALE) and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Anthony is a Visiting Fellow at USC. He is the father of two great daughters, Sofia who completed her K-12 education in the district and Bella a middle school student. Ellen Portantino is currently serving as the PTA President for Bella’s middle school and is an executive at Warner Brothers.